Scott & Griffiths ‘The King of Beers’ Launceston Poster


In 1855 John Scott joined his future father-in-law, John Griffiths to open a brewery
in Launceston and the partnership traded as John Scott & Co., Tamar Brewery.
John Scott was the first to produce bottled beer in Launceston, and his corks were
branded Scott & Co.’s Tasmanian Ale. Bitter ale and stout were also supplied in
casks, as well as in bottles.

By 1872 the Tamar Brewery was quite impressive, with substantial buildings and
facilities covering a large area. Thomas Griffiths became a partner in 1873; the
business then traded as Scott & Griffiths. This poster was produced in the late

Years later the brewery was running below capacity. The cause was said to be ‘a
combination of general poverty, excessive competition and lack of promotion’. After
brewing for sixty-two years the Tamar Brewery was purchased by the Esk Brewery
(Boags) in 1917, and closed.

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This is a fantastic Australian brewery poster to compliment any wall. These prints
are highly collectable and a refreshing way to bring colour and verve onto any wall.
Our high quality art prints come professionally printed on art paper stock which
allows for a vivid image with exceptional colour vibrance and print quality. You will
not be disappointed with the quality and workmanship. We have an extensive
collection of brewery photographic and poster art and if you require something not
displayed on our site do not hesitate to contact us to see if we have it, you may be
pleasantly surprised.

We are adding new product and product types everyday. This piece comes in
multiple sizes for your convenience.

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